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Anthony Bollinger – a lifetime of playing music

Anthony Bollinger’s connection to music dates back to his earliest memories. … [Read More...]

Lino gets Girls’ State scholarship

BHS senior Alexis Lino attended Magnolia Girls State this summer and earned a $1000 scholarship.  … [Read More...]

Chamber discusses fall, holiday promotions

Bruce Chamber of Commerce released details about their fall and Christmas promotions Monday at their regular monthly meeting. … [Read More...]


Calhoun Academy will host North A Tournament this weekend

Calhoun Academy will host the Class A North Tournament this weekend with the top four finishers advancing to the State … [Read More...]

Vardaman tops Calhoun City; Bruce falls to East Webster

Over the past week of slow pitch softball action, Vardaman defeated Calhoun City in region play and Bruce fell to East … [Read More...]

Bailey puts team first at Calhoun Academy

Everything about Preston Bailey is team first, even when it comes to his love for football. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City comes up inches short at Water Valley

A close call on a two-point conversion was the difference in Calhoun City’s 14-13 loss at Water Valley last Friday. … [Read More...]

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Melissa Parker

“I watched Mama (Barbara Bryant) cook all my life, but I didn’t help,” said Melissa DeVall Parker of … [Read More...]

Lisa Doss

“I’m a vegetable person--old school, and I can’t get enough of fried okra, but I like to grill, … [Read More...]

Paige Mosley Hefner

“I like grandmaw cooking,” said Paige Mosley Hefner of Banner, “turnip greens, peas and cornbread, … [Read More...]

Gail James

“I learned to cook from watching my grandmother,” said Gail Denley James, about the late Lena … [Read More...]

Shelby Leachman

Shelby Leachman of Bruce really just started cooking when she got to Ole Miss, and she started with … [Read More...]

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Citizens voice frustrations with frequent Yalobusha flooding

Landowners, public officials and many more packed City Hall in Calhoun City Tuesday morning to voice … [Read More...]

Heather Nix is eager to lead, motivate at CCES

Stacks of papers cover Heather Nix’s desk at Calhoun City Elementary where the first year principal … [Read More...]

Ballot is set for Nov. 6 election

The ballot is set for the Nov. 6 general election with five contested races for most of the county. … [Read More...]

Welch among Toyota-Haley Barbour scholarships, MSU

Through the generosity of Toyota Manufacturing Mississippi and former Mississippi Governor Haley … [Read More...]

Supervisors discuss potential schedule for fire department payments

Board President Barney Wade encouraged the county board of supervisors to establish two definitive … [Read More...]

Grenada Lake hosting annual veterans hunts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grenada Lake will host its annual Veterans Hunt in two sessions … [Read More...]

Bruce man charged with murder in deadly home explosion case

A Bruce man has been charged with murder after a home explosion killed Johnny Baker last week. … [Read More...]

Young leads music education at BES, BUES

Corey Young teaches music education at BES and BUES to second through fifth grade students.   … [Read More...]

Longest-running forestry equipment show set for Sept. 21-22

STARKVILLE, Miss.— The newest timber harvesting and production equipment will be booming at the … [Read More...]

Calhoun officials named from 1853 to year 1967

Thanks to a number of interested parties, we have been able to compile a very nearly complete list … [Read More...]

Wells family to audition to appear on TV’s Family Feud

Survey says: The Wells family of Bruce may be among the top answers on the board as to who will … [Read More...]

County hopes to get two bridges re-opened this week; many more to be inspected

Calhoun County supervisors have taken steps to get two bridges on CR 306 (Big Creek Road) re-opened … [Read More...]

B.J. Farmer finds satisfaction in service

Pontotoc Electric Bruce Right-of-Way Coordinator B.J. Farmer is a little partial to helping others. … [Read More...]

Investigation ongoing into cause of deadly house explosion

Authorities are investigating a home explosion in Bruce last weekend that resulted in the death of … [Read More...]

Jones’ appeal denied by Supreme Court

The Mississippi Supreme upheld the murder conviction of a Calhoun County man in a ruling issued last … [Read More...]

Reward for Golden increased to $7,500

The reward for Adrian “Red” Golden has been upped to $7,5,00 thanks to a donation from the U.S. … [Read More...]

Ellard’s Flower Shop was first in county, opening 1941

Take a supply of colorful blossoms, bright foliage, some ribbon and a florist with a ‘green thumb’ … [Read More...]

School board qualifying ends today

Qualifying for the two school board races on the November ballot ends this Friday at 5 p.m. … [Read More...]

Calhoun natives found dead in Grenada

The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for clues in the case of two people found … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy celebrates 50th year

This week isn’t your typical Homecoming celebration at Calhoun Academy, the school is also … [Read More...]

Hawkins’ granddaughter to compete, Miss America Pageant this weekend

Miss Arkansas, Claudia Raffo, daughter of Tommy and Paula Hawkins Raffo of Jonesboro will be … [Read More...]

Derma approves town budget

Town of Derma approved their budget for the coming year at the regular meeting of the board last … [Read More...]

No objections, questions presented to ‘City board at budget hearing

No questions were asked at Calhoun City’s public budget hearing last night at the regular meeting of … [Read More...]

Bus and car issues noted, Hwy. 341

Vardaman citizen Georgia Willis discussed issues with school buses and speeding cars on Hwy 341 in … [Read More...]

Bruce board talks unkempt property

The Bruce board of aldermen held a public hearing on the proposed budget with no citizens attending … [Read More...]

Thacker resigns as clerk in Pittsboro

Town Clerk Deana Thacker submitted her resignation to the Pittsboro Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. … [Read More...]

Suber appointed public defender by supervisors

Calhoun County supervisors adopted the new fiscal year budget and appointed a new public defender … [Read More...]

Presley seeks help to improve cell service, high speed internet

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is working to get the FCC a correct map that illustrates … [Read More...]

Healthcare and legal services conference set for Vardaman

A free Access to Healthcare Conference will be held at The Front Porch on Main Street in Vardaman … [Read More...]

Chancery judge candidates make their case in forum

All three candidates vying to become Calhoun County’s next chancery judge particpated in a judicial … [Read More...]

A.E. Brasher was honored in 1955 for 50 years of service

June 23, 1955 Highlights of Bro. Brasher Day: Sunday “funeral” services were held at Mt. Moriah for … [Read More...]

Priceless! Mounger’s 1939 film shows schoolchildren, parade, old businesses, schools & more

The old black and white film is grainy and jumps around a bit on the screen, but the history it … [Read More...]

Three qualify for district four school board race

Both Calhoun County school board races will be contested on the Nov. 6 ballot after three candidates … [Read More...]

Kendall finishes in top 15 at Mrs. America

Mrs. Mississippi Allie Kendall, of Vardaman, was named to the top 15 of the Mrs. America pageant in … [Read More...]

Patton named county’s assistant superintendent

Jeff Patton was officially named Calhoun County Schools’ assistant superintendent Monday night on a … [Read More...]

Alma Mater developed as Bruce Band builds tradition

The Bruce High School Marching Band intends to start a new tradition at Trojan football games with … [Read More...]

Community Choir rehearsing begins; Parker honored

Calhoun Community Choir is gearing up for their fall season. … [Read More...]

Grenada lake to host special archery hunt

Grenada Lake will host a special archery hunt Oct. 1, 2018 through Jan. 31, 2019. The hunt will be … [Read More...]

Calhoun City hires new police chief

Calhoun City hired a new police chief in a special called meeting Saturday. … [Read More...]

Brown earned Purple Heart after wounded at Normandy

Thomas Wilbur Brown was born July 19, 1920 in Calhoun County to Hubert F. Brown and Ola Kirk Bowling … [Read More...]

Bruce High Commons gets new paint job

At the end of summer break, BHS students returned to an updated school.  … [Read More...]

Memories of the Harrelson House in town of Pittsboro

My great grandfather, Levi Webster Harrelson, was born in 1835 married Rhoda Permelia Bryant in … [Read More...]

White will be new Vardaman clerk

Vardaman Board of Aldermen will be naming Amy White to the town clerk position in the upcoming weeks … [Read More...]

Public invited to Calhoun County Task Force Meeting on Cellular and Internet Service Tuesday night

Pittsboro, Mississippi (August 22, 2018) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced … [Read More...]

Local businesses enjoy work with family dogs

If it’s truly a family business,  then the dogs have to come to work. At least that’s the theme … [Read More...]

“The Winning Hand” is Bruce Band’s new show

The BHS Marching Band includes many additions this season. … [Read More...]

Vardaman man arrested for marijuana in yard

A Vardaman man was arrested today for growing marijuana plants in his yard that were visible from … [Read More...]

MAAP scores show improvement for Calhoun students, but state accreditation level unknown

Calhoun County’s public school students improved as a whole in scoring in proficient and advanced … [Read More...]

School enrollment down for both public school district and academy

Enrollment in both Calhoun County Public Schools and Calhoun Academy is down thus far in the 2018-19 … [Read More...]

Brown qualifies in district three school board race

Election qualifying for Calhoun County School Board is half way through and there is now a contested … [Read More...]

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